Bell-ringing news from Blewbury Tower

January 31, 2020

It seems a long time since Christmas when we rang for Christmas services. On Boxing Day, a quarter peal was rung during the Boxing Day Walk to celebrate the completion of Project Resound, the installation of a contemporary stained-glass window dedicated to bells and bell ringing. As has become tradition, we rang out the old year and rang in 2020.

On Tuesday 7th January we welcomed the Westminster Abbey Company of Bell Ringers, who had accepted our invitation to ring a peal in the afternoon prior to the service of dedication of the new window. We hope that many of you heard the bells that afternoon they certainly sounded amazing. The church was packed in the evening for the service of dedication by Bishop Colin of Dorchester.

A big thank you to Rob Nickless for organising the outing on January 18th when all the bells in the Benefice were rung plus those at Streatley and Moulsford. Thank you also to Jo Nickless and family plus helpers who organised a fantastic lunch at North Moreton Village Hall and those who helped and organised the tea at Blewbury. The day finished with a meal at The Fleur.

As always, we are happy to welcome visitors to our regular Friday evening practices 8-9.30pm.